James T. Barry III, J.D., CCIM


Phone: 414-272-6724
E-Mail: jbarry@barrycre.com
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James T. Barry III has served for over twenty years as the president and CEO of The Barry Company and oversees its sales force. His responsibilities include office, industrial, retail and investment brokerage, sale/leasebacks, tenant representation, confidential acquisitions, real estate consulting, expert witness testimony and site search and assemblage projects.

Professional Recognition and Expertise

Under Mr. Barry’s leadership, The Barry Company has won the CARW “Deal of the Year” Award year after year for the firm’s role in structuring complex and creative industrial, office, retail and investment real estate transactions. His involvement in such transactions has also been recognized by the Business Journal of Milwaukee Wisconsin Corporate Report and other organizations. In 2012, Mr. Barry was inducted into the Midwest Real Estate News Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame. Mr. Barry was named REALTOR of the Year by the Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin (CARW) in 2013 and received the 2013 National Commercial Broker Award from the National Association of Realtors. The Business Journal of Milwaukee has recognized Mr. Barry as one of the 100 Milwaukee business leaders “who get things done” and Milwaukee Magazine recently named Mr. Barry one of Milwaukee’s “Most Influential People”.

During his career, Mr. Barry has assisted numerous clients with their real estate needs, including Harley-Davidson, MillerCoors, Roundy’s, US Bank, Foley & Lardner, Morgan Stanley Smith Barney, Snap-On, Inc., Michels Corporation, and the Archdiocese of Milwaukee. He has completed multi-million dollar real estate investment transactions with companies such as Wispark, Zilber, Inc., CenterPoint Properties, First Industrial, Hammes Co., Liberty Property Trust, Stag Properties and numerous high net-worth individuals. He has testified as an expert witness on behalf of the City of Milwaukee, Land’s End, Quad Graphics, General Mills and other clients. He has spoken on real estate issues before the State Bar of Wisconsin, the National Business Institute, the Institute of Real Estate Management, the Institute of Property Taxation and Marquette Business School and has published articles in The University of Chicago Law Review, The Wisconsin Lawyer, The Milwaukee Journal Sentinel and other publications. Prior to joining The Barry Company, Mr. Barry served as a law clerk on the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Ninth Circuit and as an attorney at Foley & Lardner, where he practiced in the real estate and corporate finance departments.

Profession and Community Involvement

• Past Chairman & Founding Member – Commercial Association of Realtors of Wisconsin (CARW)
• Founding Member – Bell Center for Real Estate, Marquette University
• Member and Past Wisconsin Chapter Board Member – Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute (CCIM)
• Member – Wisconsin Realtors Association (Past Chairman, Commercial-Industrial Committee)
• Member – Wisconsin, Seventh Circuit and US Supreme Court Bar Associations
• Past Chairman – American Bar Association Committee on Brokers and Brokerage
• Member – Metropolitan Milwaukee Association of Commerce
• Member – Milwaukee Riverwalk District

Community Leadership and Awards

• 2013 National Commercial Broker Award, NAR
• 2013 REALTOR® of the Year, CARW
• Order of Malta – Wisconsin, Past Area Chairman
• UW-Milwaukee Board of Visitors, Past Chairman
• Rotary Club of Milwaukee, Past President
• Milwaukee Public Museum, Director
• Boys and Girls Clubs of Greater Milwaukee, Trustee
• Public Policy Forum of Milwaukee, Past Chairman
• American Red Cross of Southeast Wisconsin, Past Chairman
• Greater Milwaukee Committee
• Milwaukee Club, Director
• Milwaukee Athletic Club, Director Emeritus
• Milwaukee River Revitalization Foundation, Past President
• Federalist Society – Milwaukee Lawyers Chapter, Founding Chairman
• Corporate Report Wisconsin “Best Commercial Real Estate Firm” Award
• Philip K. Robinson Award for Outstanding Volunteer Leadership, American Red Cross
• Franciscan Hope Award, Basilica of St. Josaphat
• Bravo! Entrepreneur Award, BizTimes Milwaukee
• Political Leader of the Year Award, CARW
• Commercial Real Estate Hall of Fame, Midwest Real Estate News


Mr. Barry is a graduate of Marquette University High School and an honors graduate of both the Georgetown University School of Foreign
Service and the University of Chicago Law School, where he served as Editor-in-Chief of the Law Review. He also attended the London
School of Economics as a General Course Student and is a graduate of the Commercial Investment Real Estate Institute.